A perennial (and perennially losing) political candidate, Keyes split with the Republican party because it was insufficiently conservative for his tastes and took up such loony causes as challenging President Obama’s citizenship and the ever-useful attacks on homosexuality as “selfish hedonism.” (Unlike the altruistic hedonism of heterosexuals).
Keyes’ latest, though, ranks right up in there in the annals of conspiratorial lunacy. In his column, Keyes speculates that the federal government is preparing to launch a military attack against churches that oppose LGBT rights.
“[I]t’s not at all unreasonable to see, in certain recurring reports, signs that the U.S. government is preparing our military forces to do violence against Christian denominations that refuse to abandon God’s Word on matters like homosexuality,” Keyes writes. “Just the other day, I read that soldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America….Catholicism and ultra-orthodox Judaism are also on the list of religious extremist organizations.”
Of course, these reports originate in other parts of the padded-cell echo chamber.
Perhaps Keyes is worried that his daughter will stand astride the lead tank as it rolls down the church aisle. Maya Keyes came out as a lesbian when she was 19, at which point her parents threw her out of the house. Clearly, charity doesn’t begin at home in the Keyes’ household.